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Are iris bulbs poisonous to dogs?

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Are iris bulbs poisonous to dogs?
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Dog Veterinary
Expert:  Dr. Michael Salkin replied 1 year ago.

They are. Please see here: Your Scottie's vomiting is consistent with such a poisoning but it appears that the vomiting was protective - nature's way of treating such a poisoning! There's no specific antidote and so treatment remains supportive. Administering an over the counter antacid such as famotidine (Pepcid) at a dose of 0.25 mg/lb and repeated in 12 hours should afford him some comfort. I would wait 6 hours from the last vomiting episode to feed him. Water should be left down unless drinking induces more vomiting at which time ice cubes should replace his water.

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